Sunday, May 23, 2004

Future of Television
Broadbandreports: "2015: Time schedules to be a thing of the past. Viewing your favorite television shows ten years from now will have little to do with a time schedule. Television lineups as we know them today will probably no longer exist, instead you will watch what you want, when you want it. Imagine having all .."
Rumsfeld bans camera phones in Iraq: report (AFP)
Yahoo! News - Wireless and Mobile Technology: "AFP - Cellphones fitted with digital cameras have been banned in US army installations in Iraq on orders from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a business newspaper reported. Quoting a Pentagon (news - web sites) source, The Business newspaper said the US Defense Department believes that some of the damning photos of US soldiers abusing Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad were taken with camera phones. Digital cameras, camcorders and cellphones with cameras have been prohibited in military compounds in Iraq," it said, adding that a "total ban throughout the US military" is in the works.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

EU - Member States submit overdue broadband strategies
In Telecoms
Lebanon - 70 percent of employees at Lebanon's mobile operators quit
Mena Report (English): IT & Telecom: "The resignation of 70 percent of employees at Lebanon's mobile operators Cellis and LibanCell has raised serious questions just two weeks ahead of the transfer of these cellular networks to new firms."

World Bank - ABCDE Conference

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics in Europe, May 10-11, 2004, Brussels, Belgium. Includes papers and videos.
World: Portable light
EIU ViewsWire: Telecoms & IT: "The latest must-have electronic purchase � the LCD flat screen � is about to be rendered obsolete. A new kind of display technology is about to take off, in the form of organic light emitting diodes (OLED), bringing ultra-bright, ultra-thin and ultra-flexible screens to mobile phones, computers and even clothes."
Télécoms: Près de 550 000 lignes dégroupées au 1er mai
In Réseau et Télécom
Global VoIP market to grow to USD 32 billion in revenues by 2009
Telecom.paper: "The global VoIP market will contribute USD 32 billion (EUR 27.21billion),"
New Technology 'Crucial' To SMBs
ChannelMinds: "New study showed that 85 % of Small And Medium-Size Businesses rely on local technology experts to ensure productivity."
Full speed ahead with iDTV - Belgacom Telecoms: "Belgian incumbent telco Belgacom announced yesterday that its number one priority for the future is the development of Belgian interactive digital television and the provision of iDTV and video-on-demand."
Réseaux d'entreprise: Cisco et IBM officialisent leur alliance sur la téléphonie sur IP
In Réseau et Télécom
Cisco: The third batch of one million IP phones sold out in eight months
Digitimes: Telecom: "Cisco Systems, the largest IP phone vendor, announced it has sold more than three million IP phones worldwide since they were first introduced in 1999."
ART: Communiqués: "L'Autorité lance des travaux en vue de l'attribution de nouvelles licences de boucle locale radio"

The French NRA has begun work on assigning new licences for WLL.